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G4ry
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Has anyone built one of these, or had a go with them? I'm seriously considering making one on my weekends so i have something "constructive" to do, and just wanted to see if anyone here knows much about them.
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they hurt, ouch
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(Original post by Danithestudent)
they hurt, ouch
I take it that's the voice of experience.

What type of propulsion was used? Was it just air, or was it a combustion type?
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I've never built one myself, but i just happened to have a conversation at school today with a guy i know that has one he built. He didn't say much about it except that he used PVC pipe and he uses hairspray to propel the potatoes. If you like i can ask him specifics about how he built it, and i'll tell you as long as i can find the thread again.
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To be honest i don't want to use hairspray because i don't want to injure myself if things go wrong. I think i'd just use air, with a 3 metre barrel.

I have some sites about it and they have plans. Perhaps you could ask him where he found out from.

Thanks.
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Nah, i think you misunderstand the use of the hairspray, you don't use the can, and you don't have to spray it while you light it. He told me you simply spray it in the back of the chamber for a few seconds, although that could still possibly be dangerous for some people with bad karma, it wouldn't pose as much a threat as the other two senarios. But whatever you want man, i'll ask and see if he got his plans for it off of a website if you like.
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g4ry i would say be careful, particularly if using explosive gas, these spuds can go through trees. even compressed air can cause the container to explode. careful!
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I'd stick to Oxygen first, they sound cool. You can try out smaller stuff first, before you give it "johnny large potatoes" excuse the pun. Water even works with it i believe.

Thanks for the concern anyway.
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